Saturday, July 17, 2010

Victrix 42nd Highlanders - Ready to Meet Perry Cuirassiers

Finished the mounted colonel, as well as the colors which were downloaded (or uploaded - whatever, the term is) from Warflag.com - thanks guys! A little bit of contrasting strokes of color were added to the flags to make them appear more lively; trying to be similar to the LBMS style.

Here's the colonel brandishing his broadsword in front of his regiment; and flanked by his color bearers and musicians.
The horse is one that was completed earlier and mounted with an officer that I don't have a regiment painted up yet. So I removed him and replaced him with this Highland officer. I think I erred by painting the piper's kilt in Royal Stuart pattern; seems this may only have appeared a little later - mid-19th Century, perhaps? He'll stay the way he is though, and we'll see what kind of comments we get about him.

Aerial view of the entire unit - at least for now. I may end up adding a few more guys; but it's big enough for a small skirmish game against some Perry French Heavy cavalry.
On the WAB front, the Epirote army, along with those Successor elephants, are packed up for a playtest next week using the 2nd Ed. changes. This will be followed by a game up in Seattle at a first-ever summer one-day event hosted by the Metro Seattle Gamers at their clubhouse. In the paint queue are a box of Perry French Hussars, 24 Foundry Successor Silver Shields, and hopefully some Langton Roman ships.

11 comments:

  1. I'll put money on the Scottish lads in winning any scrap with a few fancy dan French cavalry. They look damn fine figs Dean.
    Cheers Paul

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  2. Bought a box of Victrix Highlanders just yesterday after seeing them in action at the local wargaming club!

    Paint job looks fantastic, I only hope my own look something like this when they're finished.

    I see you mentioned Warflags, and I was really pleased when checking their website to find the 30 Regt De ligne one I was after. Although I'll probably need to do some touching up in photoshop before I print it out (looks a bit pixelated in places).

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  3. Thanks for the nice comments.

    Paul:

    You know it - especially when the bagpipes are blaring - the French won't have a chance!

    Matt:

    Didn't look at the particular flag you're going to use; but a little touch up will go a long way, and if you curl the flag enough, it's hard to tell in some places too.

    Regards, Dean

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  4. Very impressive looking unit. So impressive in fact that I have just ordered a couple of boxes myself.

    Matt

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  5. It's all lovely painting!

    Cheers
    Christopher

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  6. What are you using for unit bases on those? It looks like you have several individually based figures on some sort of textured base. Magnetized? or other?

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  7. They look exceptional, you should be rightly pleased with your efforts. The more I see of the hard plastic figures the more Im drawn towards moving to 25's/28's/30's (where will it stop?), I have already stuck my toe in the water with the Minden Miniatures 30's syw.

    Well done Dean.

    regards
    dave

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  8. Hello, John; thanks for your interest - here's how I based them - from a Workbench post awhile back -
    http://wabcorner.blogspot.com/2010/06/fender-washer-bases-on-magnetic-stands.html
    Regards, Dean

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  9. Dave:

    I am indeed very happy with these Scotsmen. I'm good with 25-28mm; those Minden are very nice, but can't afford to switch now. Regards, Dean

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  10. I like the effect. Your post will be the featured item tomorrow on my miniature wargaming blog.

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